ERIC Number: ED344864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Elementary Computer Labs That Integrate Curriculum.
Rodgers, Robert J.
Computers have become an integral part of most college and high school programs; however, the utilization of computers at the elementary level has lagged behind. This paper focuses on the efforts of a New Jersey public school district to expand computer education into the elementary school environment. It describes the second year of a 3-year plan to put a computer laboratory in each elementary school in the district and to implement an educational program that integrates the computer into the existing curriculum. The basic plan fosters the use of the computer as a tool in the learning process without overloading the elementary curriculum. A complementary element of the plan includes a method of providing teacher inservice on a relevant, purposeful, on-going basis. This stage of the project includes: (1) a reexamination of the philosophy guiding the plan; (2) responses to obstacles that have surfaced in the implementation of the program; and (3) assessment of the success of the program and modifications made to long-range plans. Seven addenda offer sheets of information about computer uses in the classroom. (15 references) (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council of States on Inservice Education (16th, Houston, TX, November 21-26, 1991).